Laser cut robot tiles can be mixed and matched to make an array of robot figures

by 07/27/15   filed under: eco play, green toys

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If you’re stumped about what to get a child in your life for a birthday or other holiday, this cute toy set is an excellent choice. Handmade Robot Tiles allow children (and adults) to use their imagination to come up with different robot combinations and stories while playing with the tiles. Each tile is designed to be a specific part of a robot, but mix-and-matching is totally encouraged. All of the robot tiles are beautifully laser cut from Alder wood, featuring wonderful details — and they come in a cotton pouch so they’re perfect as a small carry along to a play date. Three different sets are available, each containing 26 tiles. Due to small parts that pose a choking hazard, robot tiles are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

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+ Robot Tiles $32.00

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HOW TO: Make Chinese-style vegan cauliflower fried 'rice'

by 07/27/15   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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Many parents are launching unisex clothing brands in response to lack of gender equality in kidswear

by 07/27/15   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, kids clothing

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Kids clothing is a hot topic, and I’m not talking about that goth/punk store in the mall. With young kids rapidly outgrowing last year’s everything, parents are pretty much constantly shopping for new clothes to outfit their tykes, big and little. An increasing number of kids are disillusioned with the gender stereotypes supported by major clothing labels for kids—robots and superheroes for boys, unicorns and flowers for girls—and some entrepreneurial parents are fighting back by launching their own lines of clothes for youngsters that bust stale gender norms wide open and allow kids simply to be who they are.

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Black sheep T-shirt and sheep push toy gift bundle remind kids to celebrate their uniqueness

by 07/26/15   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green baby gifts, green gifts, green kids, green toys, kids clothing

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Inhabitots favorite Little Sapling Toys has teamed up with children’s organic clothing label Lot801 to deliver this delightful summer bundle to the lucky tots in your life. The limited edition pairing which celebrates the proverbial black sheep is meant to remind little ones, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” The unisex black T-shirt is an American Apparel 100% organic cotton tee featuring a wooly black sheep screen printed on the front. (Available in sizes 1/2T to 5/6T). The matching sheep push toy is handmade by Little Sapling Toys using North American hard maple and walnut wood, sanded smooth and finished with beeswax and organic jojoba oil. (Toy measures 8.25″ x 7″ long).

This is one time you’ll want to follow the flock and order now because this summer bundle offer ends soon.

+ Sheep Shirt & Push Toy Bundle $45

 

Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

by 07/25/15   filed under: eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, health & body, kid friendly, kid gadgets, news, transportation

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In response to the growing number of child deaths resulting from babies and toddlers being left in hot cars, car seat maker Evenflo has developed a sensor to remind parents and other caregivers that there is a child in the vehicle. The SensorSafe technology is built into the chest clip of the child’s car seat, and it communicates wirelessly with the car’s diagnostic system using a special transmitter, so it can monitor when the car engine is turned off upon arriving at one’s destination. At that point, the system emits gentle tones to alert the driver of the child’s presence. One would hope that this kind of technology isn’t really needed, but in our busy world full of stressed-out, distracted parents, this extra assurance could save precious lives.

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7 yummy vegan milkshake recipes kids will love!

by 07/24/15   filed under: cooking, food, green kids

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PARA'KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

by 07/24/15   filed under: eco toddler, green kids, health & body, kids health

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PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the wrist or ankle and hold a pellet of natural mosquito repellent that lasts up to 15 days. Better still, they are waterproof! Read on for how you can help protect your family from irritating bites all summer long and make the most of the great outdoors.

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Expansive study finds major advantages for children of working moms

by 07/24/15   filed under: news, parenting

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A new massive study recently conducted at Harvard Business School shows that adult women who grew up with mothers in the work force are more likely to have jobs, supervisory responsibility and earn higher wages than women raised by stay-at-home moms. Great news for moms who may be wondering if their children will suffer due to the absence of a stay-at-home mom. This research isn’t entirely groundbreaking. As the study points out, past research about maternal employment and how it relates to young children’s well-being has concluded that children of employed mothers do as well, if not better, at school, both in terms of academic achievement and in terms of behavior as peers who do have stay-at-home moms. However, that doesn’t mean that employed mothers don’t still worry that somehow their jobs outside the home may be harming their kids. Keep reading to learn about more of the key benefits of working mothers found in this study.

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7 gluten-free birthday desserts that will delight kids

7 gluten-free birthday desserts that will delight kids

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Nawi Kids' plush blankies, toys, and pillows are adorable green gifts for little dinosaur lovers

Nawi Kids' plush blankies, toys, and pillows are adorable green gifts for little dinosaur lovers

The cozy plush toys are made with sustainable fabrics and stuffed with recycled plastic bottles, and transportation of the fabric and products happens in hybrid or electric vehicles…

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Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome kit that kids can construct themselves

Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome kit that kids can construct themselves

Using connection joints that work like K’nex with a main hub and six ball joint “prongs” radiating out and connectable to any type of wood, the Hubs is a great way…

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9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

Nine year-old Cash Cayen is a girl to be reckoned with. At least, that’s what her local public library learned after they denied her entry into a “boys only” robotics program.…

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HOW TO: Make sushi sandwiches - no rolling required!

HOW TO: Make sushi sandwiches - no rolling required!

1. Gather the ingredients 2 nori algae sheets 1 cup of Yamani rice 1 avocado 1 large carrot 1 cup of sprouts 1 tbsp of vinegar 1 tbsp of sugar a pinch of salt 2. Prep the…

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Artist Nathan Sawaya masterfully fashions beloved DC Comics heroes & villains in LEGO

Artist Nathan Sawaya masterfully fashions beloved DC Comics heroes & villains in LEGO

LEGO genius, artist Nathan Sawaya is at it again. His latest larger-than-life project has reimagined your favorite DC Comics stars in LEGO bricks. His next exhibition, Art of the…

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HOW TO: Make Nutella fudgesicles for a creamy chocolatey treat

HOW TO: Make Nutella fudgesicles for a creamy chocolatey treat

1. What You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups organic chocolate milk 1/2 cup Nutella 2. Mix it Up Let your child whisk the Nutella and chocolate milk together until both ingredients are mixed…

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Mister Alphabet figurine is designed to bend into every letter of the alphabet for fun, hands-on learning

Mister Alphabet figurine is designed to bend into every letter of the alphabet for fun, hands-on learning

Mister Alphabet, currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign, is so adorable that you’ll want to hop on board to make this educational toy concept a reality. Made in the…

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15 ways to upcycle old furniture into new creations for kids

15 ways to upcycle old furniture into new creations for kids

Realistic upcycled play kitchen Play kitchens upcycled from older furniture is a favorite of DIY parents, but many are pastel or flowery, making them less suitable for little boys or…

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Jurassic in a Jar DIY Terrarium from Twig is a great gift for dino loving kids

Jurassic in a Jar DIY Terrarium from Twig is a great gift for dino loving kids

Looking for a Mesozoic Era inspired gift for a dinosaur crazed kid? With the Jurassic World film taking the globe by storm, the extinct giants are even more popular than usual among…

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